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Laser-Cut Sign Designed in Your 
Browser 

Written By: Mike 



SUMMARY 

This tutorial shows how to build an acrylic sign: text installed on a white rectangular base. 
You choose color, font and dimensions. It is cut for you and all you have to do is glue it 
together. 



Step 1 — Laser-Cut Sign Designed in Your Browser 



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• Using this text designer , start by 
typing first block of text and 
selecting font and size. 



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Step 2 



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• Add another block of text using 
different font, material and size. 
NOTE! I added "test" word to this 
block. I will explain later why it 
might be a good idea. 



Step 3 



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• Because I want to install letters on 
a base, I checked this option and 
configured material and size for the 
base. Alternatively you can install 
your text on glass, wall, etc. 



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Step 4 





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• Next step is preview. Please check 
all the sizes very carefully. 
Because different browsers render 
fonts differently there may be a 
slight difference between design 
and preview. Trust the preview. 
This is how your end result will 
look. 



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• Go through the checkout process, 
specify your address, pay and in a 
day or two you will get your 
package. 

• Inside the package you will find 
separate words, each word in its 
frame all attached with the tape and 
with protective film left on. 



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Step 6 



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• Start by removing protective film 
from the base and letters. You don't 
have to peel the frames. 



Step 7 




• Remember I added "test" word to 
the order? It does not cost much 
but can help you avoid mistakes. 
The base has two sides. You can 
install "test" on one side and then 
use the other one to install the 
actual text. Attention! It may be 
hard to remove the test letters 
once glued. If you have any other 
surface to try it on then do it 
elsewhere! 



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Step 8 



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• Your letters come with a set of 
1mm-thick sticks. These are very 
handy when installing small letters 
especially using liquid glue (like 
super glue). They will keep the 
frame elevated over the surface so 
it does not get glued to the surface. 
Start by gluing these sticks to the 
back of the frame. 



Step 9 




• As you see, the frame does not 
touch the surface. 



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Step 10 





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• Attach the frame to the surface 
using sticky tape. 



Step 11 




• Use tiny drops of glue.. 



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Step 12 




• ... and install letters in the frame. 



Step 13 




• Super glue sets very quickly. One 
minute later you can remove the 
frame. 



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Step 14 




• Then you can remove the test. 
Super glue works very well on 
acrylic; it may be harder than you 
think. 



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• Position frames on the base and 
affix them with the tape. It is OK if 
tape covers some letters; you can 
install them later. 



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Step 16 




• Install all letters using same 
procedure as you used on your 
"test". 



Step 17 



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■ Remove the tape and install 
remaining letters. Already-installed 
letters will hold the frame in place. 



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Step 18 




• This is how the end result looks. 



This document was last generated on 2012-11-02 01:35:44 PM. 



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